I am not aware of any general demand in West Africa for such a minimum wage as is referred to. Careful surveys of the local cost of living have been made by the West African Governments and cost of living bonuses awarded to lower-paid Government employees on varying scales according to circumstances in Nigeria, the Gold Coast and Sierra Leone. The cost of living continues to be carefully watched by those Governments.
It is under constant review. If the hon. Gentleman has any facts which lead him to think that in any particular territory it is not satisfactory, I shall be only too glad to have them.